Swiss voters back ban on Islamic minarets
29-Nov-2009 (6 comments)

Swiss voters have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets, official results show.

More than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons - or provinces - voted in favour of the ban.

The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party, (SVP), the largest party in parliament, which says minarets are a sign of Islamisation.

The government opposed the ban, saying it would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world.

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Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Mola Jan

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

I hear the moon is made of Swiss cheese. How about sending these guys there! I don't think there are any restrictions on building minarets out there.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re; Good for Swiss

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


I agree. The last thing Switzerland needs is a bunch of frothing at the mouth Islamists. Bernard Kouchner is a hypocrite and should mind his own business. France already did enough harm by providing Khomeini a platfrom then flying him to Iran. They should just stay out of this one.

The only minarets I like are the "minar jonbon". 

As for the Mufti's "Mufti ha kheili harfeh moft mizanan".

Darius Kadivar

FYI/France condemns Swiss minaret ban (bbc)

by Darius Kadivar on

France's foreign minister has condemned Switzerland's referendum vote to ban the building of minarets.

Bernard Kouchner said he was shocked by the decision which, he said, showed "intolerance" and should be reversed.

Mola Nasredeen

"I always tell these "backward" Muslims to go back to their

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country but they don't!" Said Hazrate shotor.

"Why? why hajagha they don't go back home?" Asked I all fired up.

"Because they like the cheese" Said he.



by OmidKarimi on

The swiss basically saw who the most vocal representatives of Islam are now adays, and didnt like what they say. I have no problem with it whatsoever, I can udnerstand it in fact. When you have muftis who put religion infront of constitution, you get national disaster, you get, well.. Iran


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Maryam Hojjat

Good for Swiss!

by Maryam Hojjat on

I am glad Swiss stood for their rights.  The west does not need these BS.  They should go back to their own country & stay there for good!  West is not a place for backward moslem & their monerite!